Other Inquisitions. By Jorge Luis Borges. Translated by Ruth L. C. Simms; introduction by James Irby. This remarkable book by one of the great. Other Inquisitions, – Jorge Luis Borges: Life: essays, Otras inquisiciones (–) (Other Inquisitions, –), revealed him at his analytic. Jorge Luis Borges: Other inquisitions, – Translated by Ruth L. C. Simms. pp. University of Texas Press. $

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Eliot, Borges published many of his essays before his more famous poetry and short fiction. Pope Francis stated in an interview that two of his favorite authors were Dostoevsky and Borges. Creative and insightful short essays on a variety of literary, historical and philosophical topics.

What does it matter if it is this novel, or novelty, of science fiction? God and our friends and Shakespeare will collaborate with us. Borges was fluent in several languages. Nota sobre hacia Bernard Shaw: It occurs to me that to go on showing the extent to which every Borges story is not just affected by but steeped in Kabbalah is pointless.

He made brilliant connections. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. His tone in these pieces, while still formal, paradoxically has this really intimate, humorous quality to it as well. Just a moment while we borgrs you in to your Goodreads account. Formerly he seemed mad, othe at least was something; now he seems merely simpleminded. La esfera de Pascal: Interestingly, even Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles gets a positive review, with the most wonderful sentence: To Borges there was some meaning there.


Other Inquisitions by Borges, Jorge Luis

Then, as I scan some of the pages, I begin to see that many of the passages seem unfamiliar. Published init was not widely read in English until The movie reviews are less fun to read, partially because I haven’t seen any of those movies from the inquisitioms and 30s, partially because the essays are short, but still interesting to read for a a takedown of dubbed movies and b this sentence on the bborges von Sternberg: I am crestfallen, however, when he tells me that it is clear to him that I have reviewed his book without reading it.

De alguien a nadie Dios pasa de ser “los dioses” Elohim a ser la nada. Borges comments on such literary figures as Pascal, Coleridge, Cervantes, Hawthorne, The Bow and the Lyre Octavio Paz.

Other inquisitions, – Jorge Luis Borges – Google Books

No final, sai com vontade de ler alguma coisa ou mais alguma coisa de Hawthorne, Oscar Wilde, Chesterton e H. Each essay is a work of art. Each a careful and complex luminous mediation upon persons and ideas: Also love this article because my hardback boxed Karamazov is my most prized book inquisitkons the world.

These inversions [Quixote being a reader of the book Quixote, Hamlet watching a play based on Hamlet] suggest that if the characters of a fictional work can be readers or spectators, we, its readers or spectators, can be fictitious. Back cover copy This remarkable book by one of the great writers of our time includes essays on a proposed universal language, a justification of suicide, a refutation of time, the nature of dreams, and the intricacies of linguistic forms.


Then, turning back to Borges, I see that he is holding the book out, waiting for me to take it. In one of his most celebrated essays he discusses Kafka and his influence. That which has been is that which shall be, and that which has been done is that which shall be done. How indeed can a writer of the 20th century have had any influence upon a writer of the 17th century?

Other Inquisitions, 1937-1952

Borges was an avid reader and extremely well-read, so the connections and conclusions he draws between and from the philosophical edifices of, say, Berkeley and Schopenhauer, or the writings of Kafka etc.

Just look at these beautiful thoughts: Book ratings by Goodreads. The Tale of Genji receives a glowing review, as does Mathematics and the Imagination.